Daniel Roberts’ Longhaired Dachshund Breed Notes 9/11/17

The Eastern Counties Dachshund Association held their well-supported open show last weekend where Sue Seath (Sunsong Wires) decided the main awards. Best In show was awarded to Lisa Muggleton’s Min Smooth Mosiarto Miss Calculate JW with Glenda Marks’ Long Ch Brynalyn Royal Warrior Via Labbadax JW taking Reserve Best In Show after winning through from the any Variety Veteran Class.
For Best Puppy In Show Sue’s choice was Chrissy Gibson’s Wire Allfreys London Look with the Min Long of Eddie & Dee Chappell, Gleneddee Miz Devil Chic, taking Reserve Best Puppy In Show.
During the lunch break at the show a fancy dress parade was held with a bonfire theme. This all important event was live streamed thanks to Ian Seath! Certainly well supported & all exhibits looking very creative. The overall winner was Anne Moore’s Wire in his Chilli Costume. Brings back memories of fun competitions that we used to have at the LKA in years gone by & really puts lots of of fun back into our sport.
Two very sad pieces of news reached me this week. ECDA Secretary Minna Hagan was unable to attend her show as her Mother sadly passed away & had to fly back to Finland to make all the necessary arrangements & Gerry McFaul (Dachville Longs) has sadly lost his Mother too. I’m sure I speak for us all by sending our sympathy to both families where they will remain in our thoughts.
Out in Australia, Fran Mitchell (Bronia) has just judged the 74th Championship Show for the Dachshund Club of Victoria. Fran only just made her flight as once again she managed to slice her leg open while attending a Spa Day to celebrate her 60th Birthday. This resulted in spending an evening in Accident & Emergency before being allowed to fly.
Fran awarded Best In Show to her BOB Min Smooth Ch Millewa Madonnas Dream with Runner-up the Smooth Ch Tischamingo Hear Me Roar. Our two varieties fared well with Best Puppy In Show going to the Long, Belthazor Standing Ovation, Best Junior In Show the Long Ch Morenoble Take It To The Limit, Best Veteran In Show the Min Long Sup Ch Briala Frank N Fearless & Best Baby Puppy In Show to the Min long Dachchimic Fast N Furious.
Fran has now moved up to Brisbane from Melbourne where she is spending some time with Sandra Mundt & Helen Wildridge whose Dizadak Kennel has homed some of the greatest Longs & Min Longs in the world including Eng/Aust Ch Swansford Jaquador Of Bronia & Eng/Aust Ch ralines Biaritz, before enduring the long flight home.
Surely everyone managed to catch the One Show on BBC1 last Monday evening where the IVDD Fund Raising day at Caldicot Castle was featured. Our varieties had good, sensible, TV coverage with interviews from organiser Charlotte Baldwin & Dachshund Breed Council Chairman Ian Seath. It’s well worth a watch if you missed out & I’m sure will still be able to catch it all on the BBC iPlayer.
The latest Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement is now available for the period July to September 2017. A quick glance reveals with no surprise that Min Smooths’ registrations show yet another increase with 1,573 new registrations recorded, the highest ever in one period. All the other five varieties show a decline although Wires are only down by 10. The totals for this period are disappointingly just 37 Longs, 229 Min Longs, 183 Min Wires, 82 Smooths & 186 Wires. Next week, I will go through a detailed look into our two varieties’ activities for this period & share them with you.
This weekend sees the Great Joint Dachshund Association Championship Show at Aldersley, Wolverhampton. All varieties have CCs on offer, with some very healthy entry figures. I’m sure Secretary Geraldine Brace & her team will make everyone welcome, with the Dachshund Club just two weeks later it means for many these two shows will be our last catch up with Doggy friends before the New Year.
Daniel Roberts
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